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Working from home resumes to help curb Covid spread

The surge in Covid infections has led to the resumption of remote working Employees should work from home from today unless it is necessary to attend the workplace in person. The measures are among the latest Government restrictions being put in place to stem the spread of Covid-19. Just two months after a gradual return to the workplace began, the ...

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Towards Optimal Strategies for Training Self-Driving Perception Models in Simulation

Currently, training perception models in self-driving rely on collecting massive amounts of real-world data. However, data collection and labeling are expensive. Therefore, sampling data from self-driving simulators may be considered. A recent paper on arXiv.org paper seeks to find the best strategies for exploiting a driving simulator. Driving simulator. Image credit: Toyota Motorsport GmbH via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0 The ...

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Rocket Lab recovers booster after successful launch with BlackSky satellites

An Electron rocket lifts off from Rocket Lab’s spaceport on the North Island of New Zealand with two BlackSky optical remote sensing satellites. Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab launched two small BlackSky optical Earth-imaging satellites Wednesday from New Zealand, the first of three straight Electron rocket flights for the U.S. remote sensing company. Teams retrieved the launch vehicle’s first stage ...

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SpinLaunch Hurls a Test Vehicle Kilometers Into the air. Eventually, it’ll Throw Them Almost all the way to Orbit

For today’s commercial space companies providing launch services to orbit, the name of the game is simple: “do it cheaper.” To reduce the costs of launching payloads to space and encourage the commercialization of Low Earth Orbit (LEO), entrepreneurs have turned to everything from reusable rockets and 3-D printing to air-launch vehicles and high-altitude balloons. And yet, there is one ...

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